Homeowners in the Dallas area who have basements know that flooding can be a serious problem during heavy rains. Since basements and crawlspaces are the lowest point on most properties, water tends to accumulate and cause problems relatively quickly. This isn’t just a problem in areas that are prone to flooding. Wet soil and groundwater can also cause mold growth and material damage. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, 60% of homeowners have experienced or will experience a wet basement. Thankfully, a sump pump installation offers a perfectly workable solution to this problem.
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Sump pumps are installed at the lowest part of your crawlspace or basement in a 2 foot hole that’s a little larger than the size of the pump itself. Most modern submersible pumps turn on automatically when the hole begins to fill with water with either a float activator or pressure sensor. Once the pump is activated, water that fills the area is pushed through a discharge pipe that leads outside the basement or crawlspace. The pipe will include a check valve that makes sure water cannot flow in the opposite direction. The American Society of Home Inspectors recommends that homes prone to flooding should have a backup sump pump with emergency power in case flooding causes the original pump to fail.
Your sump pump’s ability to remove water from your home can provide a lot of peace of mind, but it’s important to be aware that problems can occur. While the operation of a sump pump is relatively simple, simple problems can prevent it from protecting your home from excess water. There are several signs that your pump may need an immediate diagnosis and repair. They include:
Whether you need to install, replace, or repair a sump pump for your home in Dallas, Dial One Johnson Plumbing is ready to help. Our reliable experts are ready to serve all your needs. Contact us today!